Harborside seafood dining in the heart of Maine coast...

Welcome to the Nautilus

Come, sit by Belfast's gorgeous harbor and enjoy the best seafood fare in town. Whether you're looking for spacious outdoor seating or a casually sophisticated indoor table or booth, we've thought of it all.

Hours & Location

95 Searsport Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 218-4218

Mon-Sun: 3pm-10pm

Our Story

Our story began, as so many do, over a few beers after work. Ron, Roz and Jenifer all worked together for many years at Darby’s, a restaurant in Belfast, Maine that has become an institution. Ron ran the kitchen for 20 years and Jen and Roz had been waiting tables there for a long time. As much as we all loved working there, we were bored. Like a lot of people in this business, we dreamt of one day having a place of our own. Our conversations quickly progressed from “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” to “How are we going to make this happen?” One day in Feb. 2012, we got our answer. Ron was driving up Route 1 one evening and saw a for lease sign on the building that would become Nautilus. The location was great, right on Route 1, and the view of the bay is outstanding. The building was crying out to be a seafood restaurant. Two days later, the three of us were planning our restaurant. A week after that, we quit our jobs and started working on Nautilus full time.

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